Dr. R.Saravana Selvan

Qualification:

M.A. (Engl), M.A. (Pol.Sci.), M.Phil., M.Ed., P.G.D.J.,P.G.D.T.E., Ph.D. (Engl).

Designation: Associate Professor and Head i/c

Research Specilization:

His specializations are English Literature, English Language Teaching, Grammar Teaching, Play Way Method of Teaching, Education and Educational Psychology.

Books Published:

s.no Authors Name Title Year of
Publication

Name of the
Publisher

1 R. Saravana Selvan et al. A Comprehensive Course in English Grammar 1999 SNR publications
Neyveli
2 R. Vadivelu &
R. Saravana Selvan
Step up to your English Skills 2005 VSV Publishers, Chennai
3 R. Saravana Selvan & Vethambal Avoid Common Errors for Better English 2005 Sri Anjaneya Book House, Namakkal
4 R. Vadivelu &
R. Saravana Selvan
English for Effective Communication 2006 Apple International, Chennai
5 K. Chellappan
P.N. Ramani &
R. Saravana Selvan
The Essential Bharathi
(Translation of 55 poems)
2007 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
6 R. Saravana Selvan & R. Vadivelu Origin And Evolution of Yoga (Translation) 2009 Swami Vethathiri Publications, Erode
7 R. Vadivelu &
R. Saravana Selvan
Physical Health (Translation) 2009 Swami Vethathiri Publications, Erode
8 R. Saravana Selvan & R. Vadivelu Rejuvenating Soul and Mind (Translation) 2009 Swami Vethathiri Publications, Erode
9 R. Vadivelu &
R. Saravana Selvan
Moralisation of Character (Translation) 2009 Swami Vethathiri Publications, Erode
10 R. Saravana Selvan et al. Silver Jubilee Souvenir
(Convenor)
2008 Bharathiar University Coimbatore
11 R. Saravana Selvan et al. Bharathiar University Newsletter From 2004 Bharathiar University Coimbatore

Pepers Published:

  • Balasubramanian, N. and Saravana Selvan, R. (2003), “Virtual Classroom: An Innovation” in Sukumaran Nair, V. (Ed:) Emerging Facets of Education, Thiruvananthapuram: S.B. Press Pvt. Ltd.
  • Saravana Selvan, R. and Vethambal, N.C. (2004), “WRITING A TEXT” Journal of English Language Teachers Association of India, Vol. X, Nov-Dec.2004.
  • Saravana Selvan, R. and Vethambal, N.C. (2005), “Teaching Language as Language” Journal of English Language Teachers Association of India, Vol. Xi, June-July, 2005.
  • Saravana Selvan,R. (2005). “Communication for classroom Teaching”. Experiments In Education, Vol.XXXIII,No.7,July 2005.
  • Saravana Selvan, R. and Vethambal, N.C. (2005), “Literature – The Granary of English Language Teaching” Journal of Research and Reflections on Education, Vol. 3, No:04, Oct-Dec.2005.
  • Saravana Selvan, R. and Vethambal, N.C. (2005) “Fluency in English in Ninety Days” University News, Association of Indian Universities. Vol.43,No.49, Dec.5-11,2005
  • Saravana Selvan, R. and Vethambal, N.C. (2005) “Challenges and Opportunities before the Teachers of English in the Context of Globalization” Journal of Educational Research and Extension. Vol.42 (3), July-sep 2005.
  • Dr. S. Purushothaman and Saravana Selvan, R (2005) QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE – In Tune with NAAC” publuished by Vellalar College for Women, Erode at the NAAC sponsored South Regional Seminar.

Special Lectures:

  • Delivered many UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Bharathidhasan University, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Delivered many UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
  • Delivered many UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Mysore University, Mysore.
  • Delivered many UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Kerala University, Tiruvanandhapuram.
  • Delivered UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi.
  • Delivered many UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • Delivered UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Madras University, Madras.
  • Delivered UGC sponsored special Lectures at the UGC Academic Staff College, Calicut University, Calicut
  • Delivered special Lectures at Sri Bannari Amman College of Engineering, Sathyamangalam during AICTE Training Programme.Delivered a special Lectures in various colleges for Staff and Students.
  • Delivered UGC sponsored special Lectures at Mother Teresa women’s University, Kodaikanal.
  • Delivered UGC sponsored special Lectures at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

Awards and Appreciations:

  • Won the Leelavathi Memorial Rolling Trophy in the Inter- Collegiate Debate in English held at Madras.
  • Won the Leelavathi Memorial First Prize in the Inter-Collegiate Debate in English held at Madras.
  • Won First Prize in the District Level competitions in Essay Writing and Versification.
  • Won Many Prizes at College Level in Various Competitions including Quiz and Sports.

Extension Activities:

  • Five M.A. Students for their PG final semester Project, taught regularly the students of Govt. High School, Kalveerampalayam, Coimbatore

Papers presented in Conferences:

  • Chaired a Presentation Session and Presented a Paper on “TEACHING ENGLISH TO NON-NATIVES THROUGH LITERATURE” at the II International Congress on English Grammar, Organised by the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam from 27-12-2005 to 31-12-2005
  • Presented a paper on “ SPOKEN ENGLISH – A VISA FOR JOBS” at the First International conference in English, organized by the English Language Teachers’ Association of India at Chennai on 05-02-2005.
  • Presented a paper on User-Friendly English Language Teaching: Need of the Day at the fourth International conference on5-6th March 2005 organized by the Society for Educational Technology, Research and Development, Bharathidhasan University, Trichy.
  • Presented a Paper on " Play way Method of Teaching English Language" -- XXX Annual National conference organized by the All India English Language Teachers' Association, held at Chennai.
  • Chaired a presentation Session and presented paper on “Emerging Trend Of Language: Newer Challenges To Teachers”, at UGC sponsored National Seminar, kongu Arts College, Erode.
  • Acted as a Resorce person, Chaired a presentation session at the UGC sponsored seminar, conducted by the Department of English of Dharumapuram Gnanambikai Govt. Arts College (w), Mayiladuturai and Presented a Paper on “WOMEN, POWER AND SUBVERSION: SOCIAL STRATEGIES.” on 10-08-2004
  • Presented a paper on “Towards a Genuine Approach: Teaching English to Slow Learners” at the UGC sponsored National Seminar, organized by Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidhyalaya College of Education, Coimbatore on 16th Dec. 2005.
  • Presented paper on “Technological Environment In Teacher Education: Present And Future”, at the UGC sponsored National Seminar, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education, Coimbatore, on 16th Dec. 2005
  • Presented an invited paper titled “ Humanizing Education: Parents’ point of view” at the X National Seminar organized by the Central Elecrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi on 17th Dec. 2005.
  • Invited to be a Discussant at the National Seminar organized by the Regional Institute of English of South India, Bangalore on 22nd Dec. 2005.
  • Presented a paper on “Empowering Rural Students with Spoken English” at the Indo-British National Seminar, organized by the Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidhasan University, Trichirapalli on 30th dec. 2005.
  • Co-Chaired a session and presented a paper on “Indianizing Indian Education – Need of the hour”, at the Seventh National Seminar, organized by the Indian Association of Psychology, Pondicherry, on 7th Jan, 2006.
  • Delivered the key note address in the National Seminar in English, organized by Sri Vasavi College, Erode on 1st November 2007.
  • Chaired and presented a speech on English for Global Communication in the National level Seminar at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore on 14th July 2007
  • Chaired a session and presented a speech on English for Employablity at the UGC sponsored National seminar, organized by Karunya University, Coimbatore. 2007
  • Chaired a session and presented a speech on Technical English at the UGC sponsored National seminar, organized by Karunya University, Coimbatore. 2009.
  • Served as a Rapportuer in the National Seminar Organized by the Nahru Arts and Science college, Coimbatore.
  • Participated in the Three Days Indo-Australian Seminar, Organized by the Department of English, University of Madras.
  • Presented a Paper on " Dr. Radhakrishnan's Contribution to Indian Philosophy and Education" at the National Seminar organized by the Department of Education, Annamalai University.
  • Presented a Study Paper on "Language as Labyrinthine" - Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan.
  • Presented a Paper on "Academic Freedom" -- U.G.C. Orientation Course.
  • Paper on "Role of Family in Higher Education" -- U.G.C. Orientation Course.
  • Project Paper on "Be a Master With Master English" -- U.G.C. Refresher Course.

Workshops Attended:

  • Four Weeks Orientation Program of U.G.C. Organized by the Academic Staff College , Central University, Pondicherry.
  • Three Weeks Refresher Program in English of U.G.C. Organized by the Academic Staff College ,Central University , Pondicherry.
  • One Month P.G.C.T.E. Contact Seminar Organized by the C.I.E.F.L., Hyderabad.
  • One Month P.G.D.T.E. Contact Seminar Organized by the C.I.E.F.L., Hyderabad.
  • Attended the two day Regional Seminar of All India English Language Teachers of India, from 21-07-02 to 22-07-02.
  • Attended as a Resource Person and Participant in the two-day Workshop on “Towards Better Question Papers” organized by Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education, Chennai from 08-08-2003 to 09-08-2003.
  • Attended as a Participant in the two-day Workshop on “Development of Curriculum for Job Oriented Courses” organized by Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education, Chennai from 31-10-2003 to 01-11-2003.
  • Attended as a Participant in the two-day Workshop on “Preparation of Research Proposals by College Teachers” organized by Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education, Chennai from 14-11-2003 to 15-11-2003.
  • Participated in the one-day workshop, organized by the Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, to design the syllabus for ITES course on 20-07-2004.

Courses Organized:

  • Three Days Bridge Course for Students by British Council Division, Chennai.
  • Three Days Bridge Course for Students by the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai.
  • Five Days Workshop-cum-Seminar for Teachers of English at Higher Secondary Level Sponsored by Neyveli Lignite Corporation & handled by Experts in ELT.
  • Seven Days Workshop on Spoken English for the Saint Paul's Alumni Association, Neyveli.
  • Five Days Orientation Training Program for Teachers of English from various Colleges.
  • Three Days Orientation Training Program for Teachers of English from various Colleges, Sponsored by NLC & Conducted by the State Institute of English, Chennai.
  • Organised 18 UGC sponsored Refresher and Seven Orientation courses for University and College Teachers.
  • Course Co-Ordinator for Seven UGC sponsored Orientation Courses of 28 days duration each.
  • Course Co-ordinator for UGC sponsored Refresher course in English.
  • Organized and conducted a 5 day programme on Functional English to the Administrative staff of the university.
  • Being one of the Web Masters of the dynamic Web site of BharathiarUniversity, contributed much for the launch for the Official Web site.

Professional Affiliation:

  • Visiting Professor, Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.
  • Academic Council Member, Sri Ramakrishna College of Education, Coimbatore
  • Member, English Language Teachers’ Association of India
  • Member, Academic Council, University Madras, Chennai (1989 –’91)
  • Member, Administrative Staff Training Prog. Committee, Bharathiar University.
  • Member, University Annual Report Committee, Bharathiar University.
  • Member, University Academic Calendar Committee, Bharathiar University.
  • AICTE Nominee, Staff Selection, P.S.G College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Member, College Governing Council C.M.S. College of Science & Commerce, cbe.
  • Member, College Governing Council Gobi Arts College, Gopichettipalayam.
  • University Representative, Exam Passing Board, GVG College, Udumalpet.
  • University Representative, Exam Passing Board, Kongu Nadu College, Coimbatore.
  • Member, PG Board of Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • Member, M.Phil & Ph.D Research Board, Karpagam University, Coimbatore.
  • Member, Exam Audit Committee, Karpagam University, Coimbatore

Contact address:

Office:
Dr.R. Saravana Selvan,
Department of English & Foreign Languages,
Bharathiar University,
Coimbatore - 641 046, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone : 0422-2428382

e-mail : raja_saravanan@rediffmail.com